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Three lanes reopened on 460

Latest bout with snow closes schools, government offices

Latest bout with snow closes schools, government offices

For the third time in just over a week, snow and freezing rain fell across the Western Tidewater region. The threat of accumulation, alone, caused ... Read more | Add your comment

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Three lanes reopened on 460

Virginia State Police have opened all lanes, but the right westbound lane, of Route 460 in the 5300 block of Windsor Boulevard in Zuni, according ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. Accident near Zuni shuts down 460  | Add your comment
  2. SHS postpones pair of events  | Add your comment
  3. IOW schools announce closing  | Add your comment

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SA, Franklin cancel classes

Southampton Academy and the Franklin Public School Division have announced that school will be closed on Thursday, in light of the inclement weather projected to ... Read more | Add your comment

School systems waiting to make snow day decision

With the latest projections showing that the area will receive several inches of snow overnight, the three Western Tidewater public schools have yet to make ... Read more | Add your comment

Snow could stick around this week

According to the National Weather Service, accumulation of snow over the next pair of days could be as much as 4-7 inches in Western Tidewater. Read more | Add your comment

Boykins to appear on ‘American Pickers’

Back in October, the cast and crew of History Channel’s “American Pickers” was in Boykins filming an episode. That segment will air tonight at 9 ... Read more | Add your comment

Secretary of Commerce offers tips to success

Secretary of Commerce offers tips to success

After hearing Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones speak at the 16th annual Franklin Community Leadership Breakfast, Franklin’s mayor said she was excited ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. Virginia youth choirs to perform in local concert  | Add your comment
  2. Franklin, SoCo, IoW cancel school  | Add your comment
  3. Both Southampton school systems announce two-hour delay  | Add your comment
  4. Snow accumulation possible over next three days  | Add your comment
  5. Southampton schools announce early release  | Add your comment
  6. As enrollment declines, Southampton may see revenue shortfall  | Add your comment
  7. GPS leads to alleged thief  | Add your comment
  8. Various road improvement plans moving along in SoCo  | Add your comment
  9. Winter weather disrupts blood donations  | Add your comment
  10. Southampton school board mulls potential start time  | Add your comment
  11. 460 plan advances  | Add your comment
  12. Miss SHS pageant postponed  | Add your comment
  13. Bitter cold brings record low temperatures to region  | Add your comment
  14. Franklin school board meeting canceled (update)  | Add your comment
  15. Southampton School District cancels budget meeting  | Add your comment
  16. Girl Scouts 1105 plan mural for Windsor  | Add your comment
  17. Southampton schools offer career-advancement opportunities  | Add your comment
  18. Multiple accidents reported across the region  | Add your comment
  19. Electric supply stays steady through snow  | Add your comment
  20. Crews work on Franklin streets, Armory mostly clear  | Add your comment
  21. The Tidewater News’ offices closed Tuesday  | Add your comment
  22. Western Tidewater hit hardest by winter storm  | Add your comment
  23. Western Tidewater prepares for winter storm Octavia  | Add your comment
  24. Council squabbles over property codes  | Add your comment
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    Southampton Storm players sign to Richard Bland College

    Southampton Storm players sign to Richard Bland College

    On Sunday, Feb. 22, three players from the Southampton Storm 18U Gold team signed to play collegiate softball for Richard Bland College. Read more | Add your comment

    1. Lady Dukes set to play in 2A East Regional  | Add your comment
    2. Snow ends SA varsity basketball season  | Add your comment
    3. Dukes get vengeance on Dragons in season’s end  | Add your comment


    Riverkeeper report: A delicate balancing act

    Riverkeeper report: A delicate balancing act

    Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 3rd through the 5th on the Blackwater below Franklin. The water was fast and a very cold 36 ... Read more | Add your comment


    Land transfers

    SOUTHAMPTON County Land transfers from Jan. 5-30   Andrew M. Neville to Turner Allston Preservation, 25274 Barhams Hill Road, Drewryville, $62,800. Andrew M. Neville to ... Read more | Add your comment

    1. Cofield’s got a lock on success  | Add your comment
    2. Special enrollment period announced for health insurance  | Add your comment


    Seed Survivor puts fun in lessons on plant life

    Seed Survivor puts fun in lessons on plant life

    Many students at S.P. Morton Elementary were treated recently to a series of interactive games, but not just for the sake of having a good ... Read more | Add your comment

    1. Cotton, peanut producers enjoy another productive year  | Add your comment
    2. A hand-made harvest  | Add your comment

    Our View

    Fundamental step skipped on 460

    With wind chill temperature values dropping below zero around most of Virginia this week, perhaps the Commonwealth Transportation Board chose on Thursday to put the ... Read more | Add your comment


    Meanwhile, in February

    Every winter it happens, through absolutely no fault of our own. Nature and society really insist ... Read more | Add your comment

    Letters to the Editor

    Raystine, my hero

    Raystine Johnson-Ashburn is the first African-American female funeral home owner in the City of Franklin. Her grandfather was the founder of the Wm. Johnson and ... Read more | Add your comment



    Mr. and Mrs. Cooper Pope Gillette Jr. of Capron are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Dare, to Dustan Thomas Jarratt, son ... Read more | Add your comment

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